A timeless style, excellent build quality, classy coupe. Runs like all get out when pushed, very fast. Of my 3 vehicles, it is my preferred choice. Gorgeous dash at night. Parts not cheap, can be very expensive if not maintained properly. But if you keep it running properly, it will give you hundreds of thousands of miles of pure passion and pleasure. My LS 400 is my daily driver, it's a wonderful car, but come the weekend, I'm gone in my Legend. It is like no other car I have owned, and I have had many of them. And when I'm out driving in the coupe, my wife just bites her nails, LOL!
Styling, Bose stereo, stance, tight tolerances, fit and finish, dash layout, material quality, engine torque and horses, tranny, overall ride.
Seat bolsters tend to lose leather over time (every Legend I have seen has this problem) from entry/exit, mileage could be better, can overheat (blown head gaskets a potential problem), parts expensive (if something breaks, it's going to cost you to fix).
With about 126,000 miles currently the car doesn't have a great deal of wear on the engine. I have never had a problem with the engine. However I have had problems with various other non-mechancial parts on the vehicle. Replacements include: driver's side door handle with electronics, master cylinder and ignition switch. All of those with installation totalled $1000 plus. The engine is fairly powerful for the time period, however the gas mileage is decent at best. I average 16-18 mpg in a suburban area and on the highway 25-30. The ride is smooth but somewhat unresponsive. Turns are clumsy and makes the car feel heavy. Interior is rather plush for the base model.
Engine power, comfortable seats, car design, power seats and large trunk
Well since the Legend was replaced in 1996 this is pointless, but nonetheless I would increase gas mileage, shorten the length of the car, make more leg room for the back seat, decrease weight, change to a rear wheel drive, make tilt standard, build them in Japan not the U.S.
Now I have 2 Legend coupes in my
driveway. The first, an '87 with
196,000 miles is still going strong and
is as much fun to drive as when it was
new. This '93 however has so much more
pep with 235hp instead of 161. That
combined with the 6 speed transmission
instead of 5 makes this car flat-out
haul! I have never driven a car that
combines luxury and performance the way
the manual transmission Legend coupes
do. What was Acura thinking when they
dropped the line? At least they're
bringing back the 6 speed stick. My
wife will never understand the joy I
get from just aimlessly driving around.
plain and simple: 3rd gear! It's a
What creatin designed this car without
cup holders? This car is loaded. It
has every creature comfort known to
man...except cup holders...scheesch!